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Product Development Editor

We believe that the skills you bring to OUP are just a starting point. We want you to have the opportunity to expand your abilities, and innovate and develop in areas which both interest you, and support your aspirations

About the role

The Product Development Editor will work closely with the Publisher, Editorial Director, and the Programme Team to manage and deliver a coordinated publishing programme for the Dispute Resolution, Private International Law, and General Practice lists. Our Law department publishes a wide range of titles for the academic and practitioner law markets.

The role will include:

  • Product development for print and digital media supported by appropriate business cases for investment approval
  • managing titles and pipeline projects in the dispute resolution and general practice portfolios
  • Working with the Editorial Director and Publisher to set and implement the publishing strategy for these portfolios based on customer and market research and environmental scanning
  • Maintaining strong relationships with key organisations and associations and ensuring the Oxford brand is a strong and respected presence within the academy and practice
  • Working closely with a newly formed Editorial Programme Team to manage and deliver the publishing pipeline and develop new products,

About you

This would be a great opportunity for someone working towards being a Publisher, someone with the aptitude for portfolio management or maybe you have sights set on Product Development and are an enthusiastic and motivated team player. The post holder will be able to demonstrate:

  • Education to degree standard (or equivalent),
  • Experience of product development and list management,
  • Demonstrable involvement in customer and market research,
  • Proven aptitude for networking and relationship building, collaboration, and communication skills,
  • Ability to manage a large and varied workload with multiple stakeholders and deadlines 


We care about work/life balance here at OUP; with this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required. The environment you work in and your wellbeing is really important so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops. Amongst further benefits, our pension contribution is up to 11%.


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We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Academic
  • Department:
    Academic & Professional Law
  • Closing Date:
    25 August 2019
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience.
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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